NSIT, Minimum Wages Amendment bills re-introduced in Assembly
The Delhi government on Wednesday re-introduced two bills with amendments in the Assembly, which had been earlier sent back by the Centre due to some objections.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia first tabled the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT) Bill, 2017, which, he said is aimed at "the reconstitution and upgradation of the NSIT as a non-affiliated Netaji Subhas University of Technology, and to provide for education and research in branches of engineering, technology, sciences, humanities, social sciences and management."
Earlier this year, the then President Pranab Mukherjee had returned NSIT Bill, which sought university status for the institute, to the Delhi Assembly asking the House to reconsider and amend the bill.
In the absence of Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai, Sisodia also table the second bill in the house, the Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill, 2017. This bill too had been returned by the President.
Sisodia said that required amendments have been done in both bills.
The AAP government had earlier approved three bills, including the two passed on Wednesday, to be re-introduced in the Monsoon Session that had been previously been returned by the Centre with some objections. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
"The Cabinet had approved the three bills for re-introduction in the Monsoon Session of the Assembly," a senior government official said.
Kejriwal had directed the law department to submit a "way forward" roadmap on legislative bills which are awaiting clearance from the Centre.